Malcolm Young, legendary guitarist and co-founder of AC/DC passed away earlier this morning at the age of 64.

The band posted this on their website:

"Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young. Malcolm, along with Angus, was the founder and creator of AC/DC.With enormous dedication and commitment, he was the driving force behind the band. As a guitarist, songwriter, and visionary he was a perfectionist and a unique man.He always stuck to his guns and did and said exactly what he wanted.He took great pride in all that he endeavored.His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed.As his brother it is hard to express in words what he has meant to me during my life, the bond we had was unique and very special.He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever. Malcolm, job well done."

Young founded AC/DC with his brother Angus in 1973. He was their rhythm guitarist until 2014 when they announced he was walking away from the band for health reasons. We later found out he had been diagnosed with dementia.

RIP Malcolm